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ABC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
leaders are ready to converge on south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela including president obama. the commander in chief's early morning departure and events planned for the late south african leader. >> first though, the sound of music, michael finney teams up with "consumer reports" to find out if you really need to spend out if you really need to spend big bucks to get [ bettina ] my dentist said to me that i had acid erosion. he actually told me that a lot of the foods that i thought were really healthy for me can do damage to the enamel on my teeth. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel. pronamel will help protect the enamel from future erosion. mwhat does that firstd spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regime
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
world leaders will pay their respects to nelson mandela. us president barack obama and other heads of state will attend a memorial service that to be held on tuesday in johannesburg. well mandela's body will then lie in state to pretoria for three days before he receives a state burial of december fifteen hits in his home in his boyhood home of can you the country has begun ten days of national mourning for the anti apartheid icon since mandela's death on thursday evening. people gathering outside his home in johannesburg. chile supply has more. there's a good night with m nelson mandela hundreds of south africans danced and sung for their hero until the early hours of time the same. sixteen eighty nine. and outside the chief minister home with a former president died flowers and messages are piling up. many visited the site crying smiling writing and reading messages even cycling. others gathered in salerno in front of the house where mandela who lived before his arrest in nineteen sixty two. an empty town with south african leader made his first speech as a free man. in nineteen
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:30am PST
. today there are tears, songs and mementos as they bid nelson mandela farewell. president barack obama said the man many called father taught him about perseverance. >> we lost one of the courageous and profoundly good human beings that maany of us will share tim with. >> mandela was thrown in prison for 27 years because of his efforts to end segregation in south africa but walked free and became the nation's first black president. the world embraced him and the u.s. congress gave him highest honors. >> i was in the presence of greatness. he inspired so many people. >> reporter: in london families mourned. david cameron called mandela a hero for all times. >> tonight, one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. >> reporter: in harlem the apollo theater marked his passing. at howard university students honored by candlelight. >> we're so glad what he did. >> reporter: the world promises to remember mandela's great sacrifice. flags at the capitol are at half-staff. world leaders are expected to head to south africa to gather in memory of nelson mandela. >> and news of mandela'
FOX News
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
moment during today's memorial service for nelson mandela, president obama -- here he is shaking hands with some of the world leaders, that right there is the president of cuba, raul castro, the brother of fidel. the photo's gotten a lot of anticipation, and there's the president of brazil as he worked down the line. some say does this mean there's hopes of a thaw in relations with communist cuba? we're going to debate fair and balanced. send us a tweet on that, right? bill: it will definitely be one of those moments that you will remember. should the president have shaken hands with the cuban leader, raul castro. >> send us a tweet @bill hemmer. we're going to colate those and get them out to you later. it was a moment we all stopped and is said, whoa. martha: yeah -- bill: what just happened there? martha: i'm always fascinated about whether or not it was a moment that was thought out? did they talk about this on the way, mr. president, these are the leaders who are going to be there, this is how they're going to be lined up, do you want to shake hands, or was it the kind of spontane
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
barack obama. we present it against the backdrop of the passing of his personal hero nelson mandela. an event which msnbc will be covering for the rest of the evening. i have covered two great world events in my career. one was the fall of the berlin wall in 1989. the other was the first democratic election in south africa five years later. i was there when the country's black majority voted by the millions waiting in lines that stretched from one horizon to the other. i saw first hand the devotion to democracy and the non-violent political change that was the great legacy of the man who died today. president obama paid tribute to nelson mandela today. through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom to others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from prisoner to president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example for all humanity to aspire to. whether in the lives of nations or in our own personal lives. >>>
KOFY
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
. president obama said today that nelson mandela now belongs to the ages. he was 95 years old and had been in failing health for some tim time. >> now later at 9:30 you will hear from mandela's jailer would became his most unlikely friend. stay with us for that coming up in 25 minutes. >> now to the bay area. cold snap and tonight will be almost as cold as last night so how cold was it? so cold planes had to be deiced before taking off this morning from san jose international airport. you don't see this scene very often around here. minnesota perhaps but not in the bay area. so cold it took more than a wiper blade to cut through the ice that formed car windshield overnight. maybe yours as you headed out this morning. so-called ice developed on ice plant in danville as seen in this picture from you report at kg o dash tv.com. wild photo there. >> sandy is here. what another 24 hours or so of this really cold weather sandhya. >> yes dan. then a storm moving in and cold return agai again. we talk about all of that in just a moment. right now live doppler 7hd clear skies. we are tracking the cold
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. >> president zuma's announcement was followed within the hour by president obama from the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of an emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent roh rohit kachroo. all tonight we have seen people gathering to celebrate and sing celebrating the life of nelson mandela. while it's important to note that some will wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is incredibly early in the morning here. almost 2:00. and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. but a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mande mandela's home. immediately they have gathered around us. they are singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. singing in all 12 languages, multi-cultural, multi-racial celebration of the
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
democracy and the great legacy of the man who died today. president obama paid tribute to nelson mandela today. through his fierce dignity, an unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others he transformed south africa and moved all of us. embodied the that countries can change for the better. his commitment for the power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example for all humanity to aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or in our own personal lives. >>> i promised you the president of the united states, and he's here. let's play "hardball." ♪ >> it's my honor to introduce the president of the united states. >> hey. [ applause ] ♪ >> well, thank you, mr. president, and thank you, dr. neil kirk win is here, the president of the american university for having us here today. >> it's good to see you. >> so what brought you to "hardball"? >> american university. [ cheers and applause ]. >> "hardball" was just an excuse to hang out with these fine young people. i've had wonderful experiences here. the first time i spoke here actually was when
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
why some oppose. >>> president obama heading to south africa for nelson mandela's funeral. how the service will serve as a rare union for other elite americans. >>> newschopper2 has just arrived. we're looking at lanes of the crash on highway 4 being cleaned up, live as we speak. you can see. the damage is already done. find out how long this back up is on highway. >>> when was the last time it was this cold? 1989, 1990, and 1972. moist words were set in 1972. we'll if we've set any -- we'll see if we've set any records yet -- coming up. >>> welcome back. 7:15. new this morning, president obama is on his way to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. now, you watched it here live on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling sepa
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
sense already. he's been incredibly sick for years. people reflect on the life of nelson mandella. outside nelson mandella's home. thank you for staying up for the wee hours with us. lots more to come, stay with us. lots ahead. >>> when president obama visited south africa, he brought his family to see the cell where nelson mandella had been imprisoned. because he had been so ill this year, president obama did not personally visit with him. in fact, this is interesting. the only time the two men apparently ever met in person was in 2005 in washington when mr. obama was just starting his career in the united states senate. the one visit started when mr. mandella's advisors told him while he was on a trip to washington. they too old him to take a time. and so senator obama got the call unexpectedly. he day verted course in washington and drove to mr. mandella's hotel room in washington. and that is where this picture was taken, which is the only picture of the two men ever taken. that's the only time they've brn photographed together. we'll be right back, more to come. >>> 30 days a
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
from president obama. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. it falls to us as best we can to follow the example he set. >> memorial grew outside the embassy in washington with ten official days of mourning. people are sharing their memories of nelson mandela on our facebook payment -- page. >> now if san rafael the red cross is helping six people displaced by a house fire find shell december that break out on a home before 3:00 this morning. a dog and two turtles inside the home were okays as well, this morning. >> the police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man found lying on the street. police have identified the victim and released this photo of him. according to investigators, officers found rodriguez suffering from a wound if vallejo yesterday. he died at the hospital. police are asking anyone with information about the shooting or the gunnen ma, to give them a call. >> a vigil is held in vallejo for 26-year-old man shot to death last friday at an apartment complex. he was found dead after police got reports of gunshots on carolina str
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
right now are philadelphia international and regan national near washington. >>> president obama is making a long trip from washington to south africa to honor civil rights legend nelson mandela. tomorrows memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. kpix5 is in the news room now and the number of dig any tar its i imagine is giving south african police quite a security challenge. >> reporter: yes, frank. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and thousands of police officers will be on hand and right now a memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africans who have come together since his death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a soccer stadium tomorrow. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he will attend the massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings the world leaders in rec
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
wall for. we are expecting, as well, that president obama may be touching base with nelson mandela's wife gra gracamachel, certainly something he's interested in doing. this is a such a logistical feat when you think of all these world leaders going to south africa and how big an effort this is to get president obama there. because mandela has been ill for so long, unfortunately, this is something they had some time to plan for. >> there could be a little diplomatic awkwardness on the podium. the program has been released by the south african government. we see president obama will pay special tribute. these are tributes by foreign dignitaries. six selected. the leaders from the u.s., brazil, the haven't of china, namib namibia -- libya and president raul castro of cuba will be up on the same stage with the president of the united states. i wonder if they'll shake hands, exchange words. could be a little awkward since the u.s. does not have the full diplomatic releases with canada and still cuba is regarded as a state sponsor of international terrorism. have they said anything at the
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
famous. >> if you can proceed through life with just a portion of nelson mandela's humility, you will be a huge success. >> reporter: the audacity of mandela's rise also inspired a young politician from illinois. senator obama visited his cell on robben island when his own destiny was but a dream. back then there was little wonner why watching a 71-year-old man dance could please so many people. it was the walk that preceded it. during his visit to boston 23 years ago i met mr. mandela ever so briefly. there was time for one question. mr. mandela, i asked, what is the one thing in life you know for sure? with that elegant smile he answered, good and evil are always at war. good men must choose. with defiance and dignity in equal measure, nelson mandela chose and america loved him for it. byron pitts, abc news, new york. >>> and byron is here right now. what a wonderful story of your encounter with him. he always said that courage isn't the absence of fear but the ability to triumph over it. >> exactly right. mandela often said he was a student of gandhi. martin luther king, america's
CW
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
time with on this earth. >> president obama reacts to the death of former south african president, nelson mandela. he died today at his home after a long illness. he was 95. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. the crowd is still outside nelson mandela's house. this video was taken a few minutes ago. people have been chanting, singing, and dancing all through the night. it has not stopped. it was mandela who transformed the country into what it is today. martin luther king, jr., had a dream. some say nelson mandela dreamed it. he became one of the greatest civil rights icons of the last 50 years and it cost him almost three decades of his life in a jail cell. vanita on the man who earned the admiration of millions. >> and one wonders what must be passing through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. >> after 27 years in prison, nelson mandela walked into freedom. against all odds, the leader of a rebellion became the leader of national unity. mandela's decade-long rebellion turned him into a freedom fighter, an international hero. >> i fought against white domina
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
the choice to lead. south africa kicks off 8 days to nelson mandela and leaders like president obama and predecessors will go to a service on tuesday, and many took part in prayer on sunday. lawmakers are do back in washington on tuesday and facing pressing matter before they leave town for the holidays and a massive defense bill and farm bill including controversial food stamp cuts but the most significant issue is the budget, a deal would avoid a government shut down like the one in october, more on the up coming week this congress is brian moore, brian good morning, a big week for lawmakers on capitol hill. >> it's a little bit of a replay of previous years, it's become a holiday tradition in washington playing beat the clock. congress is scrambling to get work done as most americans are getting ready to relax for the holidays and topping the agenda ending the budget bite that led to the government shut down. >> they are making progress and moving in the right direction and have not closed the deal. >> reporter: the fine print has been elusive. >> the key is not for a government s
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
. bush and bill clinton will join president obama at a memorial for nelson mandela next week as south africa mourns its former president's death. crowds outside his johannesburg home are singing their tributes. ♪ hundreds of people of all ages and colors are leaving candles, flowers, stuffed animals and balloons at the home of the civil rights icon. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95 years old. when you talk about civil rights icons, the conversation ultimately turns to dr. martin luther king jr. well, dr. king never met nelson mandela. he did keep close tabs on the fight for equality in south africa. martin luther king iii said his constant fight for equality personified what me and my father often said, "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." martin luther king iii joining me now. i'm quoting your dad. this is bringing so many people of all walks to reflect ton a giant man's life and the market that he left. >> yes, it is. he personified more than anything else and taught us the power of forgiveness. love and forgiveness was the essence of nelson mandela. dign
KRON
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> certainly, and nelson mandela was an inspiration to president obama and millions others across the world. it was very sad for his passing. >> we gathered highlights that she confined on the memorial from this morning on our website. there we will have a transcript of president obama speech, that is on kron kron4.com >> it just depends on where you are in reference to the weather. >> we're actually warmer north of the golden gate bridge. we are colder than yesterday in fairfield and vallejo. it really just depends on right now where you are at pripet half moon bay is at 43 degrees. we are still at the freezing mark had and in redwood city. clear skies and sunshine that will continue into afternoon and fact, by lunchtime most of us will see low 50's. low to mid 50s around the entire bay area. later on to mike the temperatures will be back into the upper '30's, low 40's. we have another freeze warning in effect and i will talk about how cold it will get. >> let's keep our continuing coverage of the cold weather. kron4 mike pelton is live in livermore with more. >> we must all like a broken
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
from around the world released nelson mandela and dismantled apartheid. president obama will travel to south africa to pay his respects to mandela ordered the flags flown at half staff. >> this morning, prince william is remembering mandela as an extraordinary and inspiring man, the duke and duchess were guests at london premiere of "mandela, a long walk to freedom," when they received wore the leader had died. rinse william expressed his sympathies as he live theater with kate and a moment silence was held after the final credits. >> musician richie was the first to tweet about the leader. when mandela made the tour of the united states in 1990 richie actually served we as his fashion stylist and was if charge of updating the look after three decades in prison. in the bay area, many petroleum -- petroleum who had the honor of seeing him in person are remembering the leader. he inspired tens of thousands during an appearance at the oakland coliseum 23 years ago. it was singing and celebration and he was here in june of 1990 a few months after being released from prison. 58,000 peopl
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sash tha a. nelson mandela re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof in a one life can make a difference. >> we are one country, we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >>> we'll have much more on mandela's death in just a moment, but first, a massive winter storm is blasting its way across much of the country. in oklahoma, a number of accidents have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri hit so low that roads became sheets of ice leaving drivers sliding all over the place. and for more on this storm, bill karins is here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. and as advertised, this has been just as bad as we expected. many airports will have problems including many people's morning commutes. a lot of school delays, school cancellations out there. the freeze line is the important line. that's the white line. 28 in dallas, 20 in oklahoma city, plenty cold in dallas area. portsmouth, arkan
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
when president obama was in africa in june. nelson mandela was too ill to receive him as a visitor. the inspiration, the sight of the obama girls in that prison cell in robin island with their father, the lesson, the moral authority he has been. the nobel prize he one. that was one of the most important moments. he signed the law when he became president that made discrimination against the white minority illegal in south africa. that is the moral leadership for which he won, co-won the prize with his former presser. that is the lesson for the withhold world. >> you are so right. he is the man. a string of american presidents they had in common. back to charlene. i know you have friends and family long associations there. i'm hoping that you can report to us that he was at peace at the end. >> yes, i think that he's been at peace for some time. he's been on a breathing tube and members of the family have said for the longest time that he seemed alert. although in the last few days, that has changed just a bit because the family became more somber as they talked about his health. i under
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
tribute for nelson mandela was underway in johannesburg with a joyful crowd dancing in the stadium as president obama honored the legacy. our reporter has more on the celebration for a man who changed the world. >> the world descended on johannesburg to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. tens thousands singing and dancing in a downpour. that is a sign in after a. >> when it rains it means your goals are welcoming you. >> four united states presidents, obama, bush, chip ton -- clinton and carter, joins 94,000 in the soccer. president obama greeted cuban leader raul castro, coming together to honor the man that south africa called madiba. and madiba would give voice to the claims of the oppressed like martin luther king. >> his lifelong fight for freedom is remembered through song. ♪ madiba >> and prayer. >> we beseech you in your great loving kindness, the soul of nelson mandela. >> three of his grandchild took the stage. amen, women, and children side-by-side, dreaming the same dream. >> residents of his home village watched the memorial live on tv. the former president will b
CNBC
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
president of south africa, nelson mandela. president obama, ban ki-moon and president zumba are all scheduled to speak, as well. >>> five years after the financial crisis, u.s. regulators are set to approve the so-called volcker rule. >>> european finance ministers are close to a deal to allow them to wind down failing banks, paving the way of the situation of an eu banking union. >>> the era of government motors draws to a close. the u.s. government selling its remaining stake in gm four years after the automaker's bailout. >>> nokia owes india up to $3.4 billion in taxes. previously the sum was just $340 million. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> and a very warm welcome to you. if you've just joined us stateside, you're looking at pictures from johannesburg soccer city in soweto. the 95,000 seat stadium hosting the main memorial ceremony for nelson mandela who died last thursday, age 95. mandela was south africa's first black president passed away paus peacefully after a battle with lung infection. u.s. presid
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
. he had the will and the condition at the moment. it's interesting that we have barack obama there, the black american president. nelson mandela, first black south african president. but nelson mandela was on the u.s. terrorist list until 2008. extraordinary. >> absolutely. and to some extent, it's a little dismaying, you know, at a personal level, i feel somewhat nausiated, to be blunt about it, by the level of hypocrisy of some leaders who are lauding nelson mandela today and in the days since his death who were against the poll says that he stood for and are trying to whitewash his legacy to brush over the fact that he was a freedom fighter and believed in redistribution of wealth and land particularly. that he showed a great deal of solidarity with the palestine cause; that he vehemently opposed the war in iraq; that he stood by the cast roes and cubans. we are looking at hamid karzai from afghanistan. he is arriving, talking about the spread of his reach and word. some people might find controversial. >> he was one of the elders, and we saw them arriving. what sort of impact h
NBC
Dec 10, 2013 2:05am PST
us when president obama gives his remarks in soweto for the nelson mandela memorial. >> -- from freedom and equality, for democracy and justice. his compassion stands out most. he was angry at injustice. not at individuals. he hated hatred, not the people. he showed the awesome power of possibilities and of connecting people with each other and with the true meaning
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
, with president obama and the first lady just boarding on the way to south africa to pay tribute this week to nelson mandela with other world leaders >> gas prices have got up three cents a gallon according to the new survey putting the national average for a gallon of regular at $3.29, nearly ten cents less than a yearing a at this time. california above average price rose four cents to $3.5 a gallon and the cheapest gas in the lower 48 is in tulsa, oklahoma, where drivers pay $2.84 a gallon and the most expensive gas is not in the bay area but in los angeles, $3.61. >> butterflies are the latest political target in san francisco, the commission on the environment approved a resolution urging the toy been releasing but the for flies at weddings saying they are animals to be respected and should not be used add decorations. mop arcs are the most sought after for ceremonies. supporters are concerned the butterflies could damage native species. >> a start-up is looking to invent the incredible edible egg without the "egg." the san francisco start-up backed by bill gates is scouring the
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the nelson mandela memorial in south africa. president obama was there with former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. along with former secretary of state hillary clinton. and when the president rose to speak, what an ovation. >> president barack obama. [ cheers ] >> thank you. >> the president praised mandela's moral vision and courage. but said the great leader's work is unfinished. >> we know that like south africa, the united states had to overcome centuries of racial. it took people known and unknown to see the dawn of a new day. michelle and i are beneficiaries of that struggle. but in america and in south africa and in countries all around the globe, we cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not yet done. and so we, too, must act on behalf of justice. we, too, must act on behalf of peace. >> mandela inspired countless people around the world including president obama who spoke from the heart in personal terms. >> it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself and it sent me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. and while i wil
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
news to his country. >> fellow south african, our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has died. >> the news was followed by president obama at the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of ap emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent based in south africa was outside the mandela home when the news broke and remains there tonight and ro hip, all night tonight we have seen video of people gathering to sing and celebrate the life of nelson mandela, while it's important to remember a lot of south africans are still going to wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is in credcredibly early in morning here, almost 2:00 o'clock and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mandela's home they gathered around singing songs of the
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >>> and first president obama and other world leaders take off for south africa to honor nelson mandela. >>> this is a fox news alert, government sources confirm justice department prosecutors filed charges against a russian spy ring. it involves a group of current and former russian diplomats who ran a nine year scheme that stole $1.5 million from medicaid. they were also apparently engaged in espionage and being investigated for other reasons than just the medicaid fraud. about 50 people were charged. of those, 11 are still in the u.s. and have immunity so they can't be arrested. but the state department can send them home. topping world headlines now, dozens of world leaders, past and present, are joining with tens of thousands of others making their way to south africa to pay their final respects to the late nelson mandela. greg tal cot is in johannesberg with more. >> the world is coming to south africa to honor nelson mandela. they are testimony to the reach of a man and his message. president obama, first lady michelle and the bushes and clintons are wheels up. also well over 70
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
other u.s. presidents. rather with a group of statesmen which nelson mandela was a member of, the elders. it was already confirmed along with president obama, former presidents george w. bush and clinton will also attend. members of the mandela family including nelson mandela's grandson and several government ministers also came here earlier today and held a prayer session of their own inside his home. hundreds of candles have been lit in what has become a shrine outside the home. one local woman saw the candles behind me were running out. they were burning out. she gave away hundreds of these solar-powered candles which last up to five years. so, as she said, the memory of nelson mandela could carry on forever. one final note. i met with the guy who produced the movie "long walk to freedom" which just premiered around the world. he knows nelson mandela quite well. i asked him what does he think nelson mandela would have to say about the scene today? he said nelson mandela would have joked, what's all the fuss about? the fuss is about nelson mandela. these people lost their father
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
business on the situation in iran. the new president of iran may run into obama at the funeral of nelson mandela. >> first of all, it recognized the regime. by reaching an agreement you bless and recognized them. we should be for regime change in iran. if you take out mubarak, gadhafi and assad, how can you justify not wanting to take out the mullahs who are worse than all three combined and have killed more americans. that's all the table. second, in the interim agreement is the recognition that they will have nuclear power for peaceful purposes. six u.n. resolutions prohibited that. six u.n. resolutions understood that we are never going to be able to tell whether they can just easily move over to becoming a nuclear power if they can enrich uranium to use it for peaceful purposes. finally, i spent the weekend with many knowledgeable iranians who know what's going on there. they don't need the peaceful use of nuclear power. this is an oil-rich natural gas-rich country. the last thing they need is nuclear power. this is a phony. for the president not to get it is frightening. >> do you k
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
memorial for nelson mandela, barack obama gave us one of the days most memorable images, this is him shaking hands with cuba's leader recall castro. america has not had formal diplomatic relations with cuba since 1959. joining us to talk about this, a contributor with the daily beast, and is live from washington, d.c. and a good to have you on al jazeera, certainly one of the strongest images of the day, and obama shaking hands and even exchanging a few words. first off, how is this being viewed? is it stirring any drove? >> maybe a little bit in the twitter universes, but the days of the real aminty between the u.s. and cuba is behind us. president obama carries florida in the last election, i think he even carried the cuban american vote. because the younger generations don't feel the hostile feelings towards the cast drove brothers. some people would hope that the empargo would be ended before this president leaves office. i wouldn't bet on that, necessarily. but president obama has taken steps to ease travel to cuba, and to make it easier for cuban americans to send remit tans ho
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
? we have everything you need to know. >>> and remember nelson mandela. president obama, the first
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
house confirming president obama and first lady michelle obama will indeed attend the national memorial service for nelson mandela on tuesday in johannesburg, south africa. that is going to be taking place in a soccer stadium with dignitaries from around the world to pay their respects. the stadium holds about 60,000 people. no word on whether the obamas will attend other events honoring the life and legacy of nelson mandela. >>> now, the story of a new york city homeless man who brings about the old don't judge a book by its cover. >> this is patrick. the kind of driven computer whiz who starts companies in college. he came to new york hoping to meet someone in tech to buy his ideas. he just didn't know it would be the homeless guy on the way to work. >> just has something about, the first time i remember thinking in my head, huh, who is this guy? >> this is leo. as a kid, he was obsessed with science, astronomy, chemistry, physics, but became a father too soon. lost his job, then his home. >> at first, what did you think he wanted? >> i didn't think, you got the wrong guy. he said, he
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
africa'spresi. this evening at the white house, president obama expressed his condolences to nelson mandela's family and praised the transformative leader. >> at his trial in 1964, nelsonm the dock saying, i have fought against white domination, and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for, and to achieve. but if need's be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. to achieve more than could be expected of any man. and today he's gone home and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending welfare sacrificing his owning live for the freedom of others, madiba, sacrificed, for others, in the belief that human beings can change for the better, reconcile those who jailed him,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
gathered a crowd to celebrate the life of one man, nelson mandela. president obama joined dozens of world leaders both past and present, honoring the man that led south africa away from apartheid. inside for the moments honoring mandela. >> 6:00 a.m., in the stadium known as soccer city is quiet and empty, and then suddenly it isn't. the gates open and the energy floods in. pouring rain driving the arrival of the covered upper deck. where they have no problem staying warm. and no doubts about why they are here. >> that will make history. >> 800 miles from cape town to dancing the aisles anyone like this anywhere. so yeah, this is my final. >> in the stadium hallways roving bands of singers sweep people up with it. >> and gather outside in circles of noise and joy. >> we have been asking people all week long, whether this is a time of sadness or celebration, and on this day, the answer is clear. >> the rain never lets up, and of course it doesn't matter. >> in prison for 27 years just to be in the rain, come on. he has done so much more for us. and this won't dispatchen our spirits. >> fur
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am PST
all the world is watching this and all the world is paying respects to nelson mandela and perhaps all the world has learned some of the lessons of reconciliation. >> lester holt inside the stadium. we're now told president obama's motorcade is on its way from his hotel to the arena. charlayne hunter dahl, once americans got to meet and know nelson mandela i know this is true in your case, the common denominator, often, was the struggler in the united states versus what wasin going on here which was, of course, bylaw as harsh as it gets, as suppressive as it gets, but nelson mandela at some pointas learned your ow personal history, which i hope you don't mind me saying involves you being y one of the first two african-american students att the university of georgia, 1961. it was a big deal and a big story at the time. >> well, you know, these relationships areim intertwined the civil rights movement and the, movement to free south africa. you know, they're parallel histories. many objective, freedom and equality. many don't know this because they associatete martin luther king prim
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
obama as a perfect american. i felt this tingle up my leg. >> the president obama lovefest. "hannity" starts here, right now. we have a busy show planned. our hearts are with nelson mandela who died at 95. he was jailed for nearly three decades fighting against apartheid. we'll follow the story at the fox news channel. we are learning more and more about what a disaster obama care is. millions are learning they cannot keep the doctors they have on their insurance plan. they were promised they could but they can't. the website is such a mess people can't sign up. it is plagued with huge security risks and we are left with no choice. this law has to be repealed, replaced and like they did when they were selling the disastrous low to the american people, democrat democrats are lying again to save the law. they say republicans have no solutions. the republicans do have an alternative plan. it could save $2 trillion over ten years. we want you to join the conversation. log onto our facebook page. reince priebus is with us. >> thank you for having me on. you rattled off a bunch of problems
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
nelson mandela this week. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll tend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents clinton, bush and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of states. the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been deployed around the country to protect the mourners. >> we believe that the people will be watching how south africa will perform. >> reporter: this makeshift memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is one of the places where south africans have been gathering since his death. a weekend of mourning was topped off on sunday with a day of pray. south africans of all races and religious backgrounds sang and prayed for the man credited with uniting a country once bitterly divided. >> nelson mandela is a man who fought for me when i was not born yet. >> reporter: mandela's ex-wife was one of those attending prayer services. >> wusa9 will be covering a week of tributes to knell zahn
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
4. >>> world leaders, athletes and artists are reflecting on the life of nelson mandela today. as we learn about services being planned in south africa. >> president obama and the first lady say they will travel there for the funeral. >> people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside his home in johannesburg. plans for the burial are about to take place. there will be a memorial tuesday. his burial sunday in his hometown. shomari stone is live from the embassy in southwest washington where the flow of visitors has been steady. >> reporter: indeed, the flow has been steady over the last 24 hours. a very sad day here, gloomy like the weather. let me move out the way. you can see the memorial here. this fence was in front of the statue yesterday, but now they moved the fence around the statue so people can drop off, you know, flowers and other things to pay tribute to nelson mandela. let's roll video. hundreds of people have stopped by dropping off candles, notes and photos to honor the former south african president and anti-apartheid leader. he spent 27 years in jail in his
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 8:30am EST
president obama earlier today offered his tribute to nelson mandela saying the former south african president earned his place in history through struggle, persistence and faith. president obama spoke for 20 minutes. >> thank you. >> thank you. thank you so much. thank you. to the mandela family, to president jacob zuma and members of the government, heads of state and government past and present, distinguished guests, it is a singular honor to be with you today to celebrate a life like no other. to the people of south africa. [cheers and applause] >> people of every race and every walk of life, the world's thank you for sharon nelson mandela with us. his struggle was your struggle. his triumph was your triumph. your dignity and your hope found expression in his life and your freedom, your democracy is his legacy. it is hard to eulogize any man who captured words, the dates that make a life. the essentials truth of a person, the joy and sorrow, the quiet moments a unique qualities that eliminate someone's soul. through a giant of history, moved a nation toward justice and in the pro
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
. unitedhealthcare. lori: breaking news for you, a white house speaking out on president obama's controversial handshake with cuba's raul castro. this happened at nelson mandela's memorial. it was not a discussion. all this from the white house moments ago. adam: a date has been set to consider appeals on the detroit bankruptcy decision. the judge stephen rhodes will hold a meeting to determine if creditors can directly appealed the decision that detroit is eligible for bankruptcy and can cut retiree pensions. employee unions and pension funds are looking at a bypass of regional and going to the court of appeals. lori: as we do every 15 minutes, let's check the markets. nicole, gm not the only management shakeup reports today. nicole: a few companies doing that. let's take a look at lululemon. today down a half a percent at 69.97 as we speak. watching lululemon shares, change in the leadership, also notable the founder will be resigning. the new ceo coming in, certainly a lot of experience and plans to expand globally. back to you. lori: it is time to make some money with charles
KOFY
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
life of nelson mandela. president and mrs. obama boarded air force one today for the flight and riding with them, former president george w. bush and his wife, laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. bill clinton will meet them there. jimmy carter arrived and oakland congress woman barbara lee is part of the under the circumstances -- u.s. congressional gel del investigation. here is a look at the schedule of the events in south africa. >> this is where the big public memorial will take place tomorrow. the 95,000 seats will be packed tomorrow with south africans of all stripes as well as dignitaries from are around the world this, will be the biggest event during the week of mourning, started yesterday with prayer and remembrance. will be follow by the three days of lying in state in the capitol, for the south africans to say their final goodbyes sunday will be the funeral mandela will be laid to rest in the village where he grew up. >> abc news is planning live coverage of the memorial to begin at about 1:00 a.m our time. they hope to carry the service until presid
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
life of nelson mandela. president and mrs. obama boarded air force one today for the flight and riding with them, former president george w. bush and his wife, laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. bill clinton will meet them there. jimmy carter arrived and oakland congress woman barbara lee is part of the under the circumstances -- u.s. congressional gel del investigation. here is a look at the schedule of the events in south africa. >> this is where the big public memorial will take place tomorrow. the 95,000 seats will be packed tomorrow with south africans of all stripes as well as dignitaries from are around the world this, will be the biggest event during the week of mourning, started yesterday with prayer and remembrance. will be follow by the three days of lying in state in the capitol, for the south africans to say their final goodbyes sunday will be the funeral mandela will be laid to rest in the village where he grew up. >> abc news is planning live coverage of the memorial to begin at about 1:00 a.m our time. they hope to carry the service until presid
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> president obama and the first lady are in route to south africa where nearly 90 world leaders are expected to attend tomorrow's memorial service for nelson mandela. also on air force one, former president george w. bush, his wife laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter are traveling separately. the only living president not able to attend george h.w. bush, at 89 can no longer travel such a long distance. it will be held in soweto where nelson mandela made his final public appearance in 2010. ron, you have half of the world's leaders gathering, that stadium seats 95,000. it is an open air and presented significant challenges security wise. >> reporter: yes, there's perhaps not been an event like this ever, dare i say, the most comparable is the funeral of pope john paul ii in 2005 where there was 3 million people and 75 or 80 world leaders who attended. this is going to be an amazing day tomorrow. there's a lot of anticipation already. behind me you can hear people in the streets here still singing and dancing and sell bragt the l
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
to get him involved. the college didn't divest but a new leader inspired by nelson mandela was reborn. as president obama later said in his memoir, i noticed people had begun to listen to my opinion. it was a discovery that made me hungry for words. the president and first lady will travel to africa next week to pay their respects. joining us from washington, among our many other guests, austin, not washington, is msnbc's very own chris matthews. chris, we have a whole panel in new york. i want to go to you first. you spoke with the president yesterday. there's a lot of talk about nelson mandela's legacy but i want to start with the man himself. nelson mandela was not just a leader of south africa, he was a global visionary. you spent time in south africa. i wonder as a man interested in struggles of democracy and repressed people and the foundations of democracy and principles of it around the world, what is your experience with the legacy of nelson mandela? >> he really was put away. robben island was really ban issuing him from south africa. i was down there teaching busines
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
obama to say what he is going to say in the past, that is that nelson mandela is a personal inspiration to him. at occidental, he wasn't political active but became so. the president had sited to heros in his life, one of them is gandhi, and the other is nelson mandela. them soon mandela closed a statement saying i have fought against white domination. and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the eye deal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony, and with equal opportunities. it is an adiel i wish to live for and achieve. but if needs be, it is an ideal for hi'm prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that idea, and he made it real. achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most courageous, influential, and good human beings that any of us will spend time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity, and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, his journey from a prison to a
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